Rainmakers, Series 2 Series
Tina Machida in Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe - Gays and Lesbians
A young woman fights for the rights of gays and lesbians against the odds.
In Zimbabwe, Tina Machida is fighting for the rights of gays and lesbians despite death threats, and a president who calls homosexuals "dogs and pigs". At eighteen, her parents had her raped to change her ways, but Tina has fought on.
Directed by Robbie Hart
Produced by Robbie Hart and Luc Côté, Adobe Productions
The other titles in the series are:
Jesus Tecu Osorio in Guatemala - The son of civil war victims leads a campaign for justice.
Tsuyoshi Inaba in Japan - Working to empower the homeless in Tokyo.
Murrandoo Yanner in Australia - An aborigine leads the battle against multinationals for historic land rights and tradition.
Yildiz Temürtürkan in Turkey - A human rights activist risks everything to protest police repression.
Celso Magumbe in Mozambique - A deaf man fights for the rights of the hearing impaired.
Julie De Varennes in Canada - A former sufferer helps kids coping with cancer; giving them hope and inspiration.
Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2000
Copyright Date: 1999
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-544-X
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-824-3
Awards and Festivals
Certificate of Merit, San Francisco International Film Festival
Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Finalist, Vues d'Afrique
Finalist, Concours International Nord-Sud
Best Canadian Short Documentary, Toronto Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Special Courage Award, OUTTAKES, Dallas
San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
New York Gay & Lesbian Festival
OUTFEST, Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
New York Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Milwaukee Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Milano Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Vancouver Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
United Nations Association Film Festival, Stanford
La Lesbian Film Festival, Oakland
Cleveland International Black Gay Film Festival
Reel to Real International Film Festival
Citizenship and Civics